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rise or fall together as one nation and as one people. >> president obama secures four more years as president. victories in the swing states put him well over the top with the votes needed to win the electoral college. good evening, everyone. i'm carolyn johnson. >> i'm dan ashley. as you well know barack obama has been re-elected president of the united states. he just finished speaking to the nation, and he accepted the concession call from mitt romney two hours ago. >> the president won the important swing states of ohio, wisconsin, colorado and new hampshire. one swing state, florida, is still undeclared tonight. >> the president thanked the crowd and talked about what he wants to do over the next four years, his second term. >> you voted for action, not politics as usual. you elected us to focus on your jobs, not ours. in the coming weeks and months, i am looking forward to reaching out and working with leaders of both parties to meet the challenges we can only solve together, reducing our deaf tau sit, reforming our tax code, fixing our immigration system, freeing ourselves
together. tomorrow we begin a new tomorrow. >> mitt romney in manchester, new hampshire, president obama in des moines, iowa, at the end of a long and grueling campaign. good evening. i'm carolyn johnson. >> i'm dan issue lee. the most expensive race in presidential histories up to the voters. tracking polls show president barack obama leading romney nationally 50 to 47%. lillian, the final push for votes? reporter: it's been a mad dash to the finish line. the candidates, wives, and running mates, campaigned in a total of 12 states. >> the president's final campaign stop was in iowa, a key battleground state and also a sentimental place for the obamas. his win here in the 2008 caucus jump-started his first presidential bid. >> i've come back to iowa one more time to ask for your vote. i came back to ask you to help us finish what we've started. >> the next president of the united states. >> the romneys also went back to the state where it started for them. their final stop, manchester, new hampshire. also a target state. >> the question of this election comes town to this. do you want fo
rally. and president obama urges people to get out and vote. the 2012 presidential election campaign is down to its last 24 hours. 25 hours. just one day until we elect a new president, and then the final push is on. the latest polls show it is a very tight race. abc news washington post poll shows president obama with a one-point lead over mitt romney and another poll shows the candidates in a dead heat with 48% each. and with time running out, both candidates are spending the last few hours making their pitch to voters. >> reporter: a frantic pace for mitt romney and president obama in the final stretch kris crossing the swing states. mitt romney, 14 stops in seven states and president obama 14 stops in eight states. the latest abc news washington post poll shows that the race is essentially deadlocked. 40 money% of likely voters support obama and 48% romney. >> the candidates and their running mates all made stops in the critical battle ground state of ohio. of course they had dual messages for voter. >> i know what real change looks like. it is because i fought for it. it is beca
likely to determine the outcome of this election. >> the countdown is on, president obama and mitt romney traveled from one swing state to another, in a battle for votes and victory on tuesday. >> four more years. four more years,. >> three more days, three more days. >> the last leg means large rallies, and the president has some star power. katy perry warmed up the crowd for him in wisconsin, sounding a little raspy, the president asked for more time to finish the work he start. >> we made real progress these past four years. but, wisconsin, we're all gathered here today because we've got more work to do. >> mitt romney made his final stop of the day in colorado. he says the progress so far isn't enough and it's time for change. >> so the question of this election comes down to this. do you want more of the same or do do you want real change? >> there's a last day of early voting in florida. voters there faced a long line, some wait can hours to get into polling centers. and in response to superstorm sandy, new jersey governor chris christie ordered county clocks to open their offices t
to take over the country. >> also the president sensitive side. what drove mr. obama to tears in the just released video. >> then later on "nightline". >> coming up next on "nightline". spent nearly 40 years behind bars for double murder he insist he did not commit. today he was set free. amazing story of a decades long fight for justice. >> hang over star bradley cooper wearing the mantle of cooper wearing the mantle of sexiest man alive. on >> stay with us. 7 news at 1 >> stay with us. 7 news at 1 11:00 will b >> pay area residents say they are no longer part of this country and they have taken a blood oath joined a group that has formed its own government with own law and leaders. >> people with similar belief been linked to variety of crime including killing police officers. only the abc 7 news team was able to get that one of the meetings. >> dan is here with a look at what the republic for the united states is all about. >>reporter: so-called sovereign citizens movement has grown in recent years. but even the fbi doesn't know how many people are involved. some experts say t
. >>> the day after the election it is back to work for the president after a grueling campaign. president obama and his family arrived back at the white house tonight. the president and congress have a big deadline to contend with. on january 1st, an $800 billion tax cut will expire and analysts say it will hurt the nation's economic recovery. the president called top ranking democrats and republicans to talk about the work ahead. republicans seemed willing to compromise. >> we also have the problem of our fiscal imbalance overnight. certainly won't do it in a lame duck session of congress. the house stands ready to work with you to do what is best for our country. >> the president will have to work with republicans to make that happen. republicans have control of the house. there are still nine undecided seats, but it will not affect control of the body. democrats have the power. they have 54 eastbound ins in their caucus and one independent senator who is expected to lean democratic. despite the majority, the senate still needs 60 votes to pass most legislation. >> protests may take place out
as minority leader. some insiders believe it will be easier for president obama to negotiate with republicans if the 72-year-old congresswoman is not in the picture. meantime president obama scheduled his first news conference since the election. abc news will carry it live 10:30 a.m. our time. >>> well, three oakland police officers were reunited with a baby boy that they helped deliver on friday. know land -- noland shell miller is named after oakland's noland park, the spot where he was born. his father pulled in and asked for help as nolan's mother went into labor. this is surveillance video. nolam's mother gave birth in the family's suv with the help of police. now four days old noland was introduced to the officers and they gave him his first teddy bear. how sweet is that? >>> let's turn your attention to the weather forecast as we hit midweek. sand jaw patel is -- sandhya patel is back. >> it is a sweet looking forecast for midweek. let's show you the sunset. thisth is what noland came into. you can see the high clouds. it was a gorgeous day. let's check out live doppler 7hd and i will
prosecution. >>> mitt romney is telling his top donors that president obama won re-election eight days ago in part because of, quote, gifts he gave to minorities and young voters. romney discusses the african-american community and the hispanic community saying the dream act amnesty program was a big gift. he also mentioned the president's health care overhaul. >> the president's campaign focused on certain members of his base coalition and gives them extraordinary financial gifts from the government and then it works aggressively to turn them out to vote. >> the giving away free stuff is a hard thing to compete with. >> on the call romney says he talked with bill clinton. clinton told him, quote, i thought you were going to win, but the hurricane happened. >>> a south bay woman is a you live thanks to the quick thinking of her 17-year-old daughter. they are haling the girl as a hero for performing cpr. something her parents didn't realize she knew how to do. heather ishimaru has the story from mountain view. >> 53-year-old lori dolan was perfectly healthy her entire life until sunday afte
to capitol hill pushing a deal backed by barack obama. that will include tax hikes on wealthier households. republicans who still control the u.s. house of representatives have started to dig in. >> raising tax rates will slow down our ability to crow 80 the jobs everybody wants. >> reporter: what are the consequences if law i can makers cannot make a deal. >> the fiscal clip is very bad if it happens. it means we could have a huge recession next year. >> reporter: if scheduled budget cuts are imposed an estimated 400 government jobs could be slashed and about 400,000 jobs tied to nondefense spending would be eliminated. when it comes to taxes, all tax rates are schedule to rise. >> at one p so int sure we had higher taxes. but we are talking about transitioning from low taxes to high taxes. the immediate affect is everyone has less income and they spend less. there is a hit in 2013. >> reporter: governor jerry brown said they could learn from california voters. proposition 30 passed hiking sales taxes and raising taxes on people making $250,000 or more. >> our credibility as a governing -
and holly raising their two children. senator dianne feinstein said i wish president obama had not accepted this resignation, but i understand and respect the decision. here is new york congressman peter king. >> obviously this hurts general petraeus, but it hurts the country more. he is a man of extra ordinary talent and extraordinary dedication and extraordinarily hard working. >> it comes days before petraeus was set to testify about the attack in benghazi, i libya that killed ambassador christopher stevens. >>> developing news tonight. two residents of a senior care facility have died from eating poisonous mushrooms. two other residents are in the hospital. on tuesday a caregiver picked wild mushrooms growing at the gold age villa care home and cooked them as a treat. the mushrooms turned out to be poisonous. an elderly woman died and a second person died. the state is investigating. the sheriff deputies say it appears to be a tragic mistake. >>> a third person connected to the vandalism and arson of a muni bus is under arrest tonight. 24-year-old adam diaz was taken into custody day an
rocket sites. they also have 75,000 troops ready to march into gaza if necessary. president obama says he supports israel's right to defend itself. now, the attacks triggered a protest in san francisco. the palestinian demonstrators want to see an end to the strikes on the gaza strip. and right across the street, israeli supporters shouted their nation is acting in self-defense. >>> new at 11:00, a road rage incident in fremont escalate need a physical fight before police arrested one of the drivers. it happened in the middle of auto mall parkway. police say both drivers, one in a cement truck, stopped right in the middle of the road claiming to have been cutoff. the driver of the cement truck pulled out a hammer and punched the other driver several times and tried to ram the car into traffic. the cement truck driver was arrested after he drove to his work a block away. >>> we have the surveillance picture of a san francisco sheriff deputy who was arrested for bank robbery. this is 36-year-old philip chung tong. he robed a bank of america branch in the richmond district. tong is said to h
. >>> after the gluttony black friday comes small business saturday, today president barack obama and his daughters took part by shopping at a book store in arlington, virginia, and the president isn't the only one shopping today in support of his community. >> have to be taken care of. >> this berkeley shop owner begins the day prepping his store for his customers and families, knowing the small touches make a big difference. >> we want people to invest back in their community, which we feel like they do when the shop small. reporter: this is the store's second year participating in small business saturday. a nationwide effort start net 2010 to celebrate and support small businesses for all they do in their community. and park toys is part of the project for the first time and is offering an incentive for customers who buy locally. >> you can get a thomas train or ecobear, and they're really cute, and it's good if you weren't thinking about an extra gift for somebody. reporter: american express is offering a $25 statement credit for card holders who register their card and spend $25 at p
-mails are traced back to paula broad we were. president obama praised petraeus' dedication and patriot triple and his thoughts and prayers are with dave and holly. that may be small comfort to private man suddenly in public life and a public reckoning. >> san francisco celebrating veteran's day tomorrow with a parade. the parade will march towards civic center laws plaza. >> veterans who are amputees, amputee athletes and paraolympians all showed up in san francisco for an even just for them. a clinic that featured hands can-on training, classroom instruction, and the latest on prosthetic gear. one organizer says these clinics give amputees hope and a way to feel integrated in society. >> the people's reaction is people's physiological well-being is improved. from a psychological perspective, opens doors to people who they never thought was possible follow agency trauma of amputation. >> they also got a chance to scale a wall and get swimming. 100 athletes showed up. >>> other dinner san francisco red red raised money for lung cancer research, and there was some abc news flavor. attendees par
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